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CPT 43227, Under Esophagoscopy

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 43227 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Esophagoscopy.

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March 01, 2011
A shift in paraesophageal hernia thinking changes this year’s CPT®, plus what’s new with esophagus repairs and hemorrhoids. By Marcella Bucknam, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCC, COBGC, CCS, CCS-P T... [ Read More ]
My provider is seeing patients for testing on one date of service 96132/96133/96138/96139. A few weeks later the patient sometimes needs to come back in with family to discuss the results. He wants to... [ Read More ]
Hi there, Just wondering how others have coded history of smoking with current chewing of nicotine gum. I couldn't find anything in my online or book search. It's not exactly a history of nicotine de... [ Read More ]
Is anyone else having issues with reimbursement for CPT 0479T & 0480T (Fractional ablative laser fenestration of burn and traumatic scars for functional improvement)? Is there a more accurate code... [ Read More ]
Need some advice on the following procedure below. My provider want know if he could bill lysis of adhesion and enterostomy. Codes used 44620, 44180 & 44005. Thanks advance. ICD-10: * Bowel per... [ Read More ]
Patient was taken to OR due to breast microcalcifications and history of recurrent abscesses, provider indicates the procedure to be Under image guidance SAVI seed localized wide excision, excision of... [ Read More ]
I just want to confirm with you the anesthesia time, heres the scenario, the surgery started at 9am and at 9:15am the surgeonstarted to make an incision. 11:30am the surgery finished and at 11:45am th... [ Read More ]
I work in a SNF...I just now was told that we code aftercare for joint replacementZ47.1, for a person with a pathological fracture, that has had a joint replacement. This blew me away because I was u... [ Read More ]
I wanted to make sure I was coding the units of Botox used and not used correctly with BCBS insurance. Haven't really done any and wanted to make sure I was reading all the guidelines correct for Boto... [ Read More ]
If a physician sees a patient in the office and also does an in-office trigger point injection and the injection is related to the E&M (bundled), can the physician bill the patient for both the E&... [ Read More ]
The patient's penis was approximately 3 inches buried within the scrotal cellulitis and edema. I initially had attempted to place a catheter as noted above. This was unsuccessful so I obtained the cys... [ Read More ]